Liverpool face Arsenal at Anfield tonight in the last-sixteen of this season’s Carabao Cup. We’ve had a look at Jurgen Klopp’s possible starting eleven for the fixture.
Assistant Manager Pepijn Lijnders confirmed to Liverpoolfc.com that Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher would keep his place in the starting lineup for the League Cup fixtures.
Lijnders also said that Xherdan Shaqiri won’t be fit and available again until after the upcoming international break.
Joel Matip, as reported during the week, is out for approximately 5-6 weeks.
Mohamed Salah has recovered from the ankle injury which finished his game early against Spurs but he certainly won’t be risked in tonight’s game.
Liverpool’s young right-back and goalscorer in the last round against MK Dons, Ki-Jana Hoever, will not feature as he is currently away with the Netherlands at the FIFA U17 World Cup.
With Hoever missing, Neco Williams could feature at right-back with Joe Gomez and Sepp van den Berg in the centre of defence. On the left of the back four, James Milner will provide some vital experience on the night.
I think Adam Lallana will play the ‘6’ role at the base of The Reds’ midfield with Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ahead of him.
The front three will probably be the same as that which started the last League Cup game at MK Dons. That is Harvey Elliott on the right, Curtis Jones on the left and Rhian Brewster as centre-forward.
Predicted Liverpool lineup (4-3-3) Vs Arsenal: Kelleher; Williams, Gomez, Van den Berg, Milner; Lallana, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Elliott, Brewster, Jones
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